Russian activist sentenced to prison over March 26 protest
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Russian activist sentenced to prison over March 26 protest

A Russian court has sentenced a man who took part in an antigovernment protest on March 26 to four years in prison. The Tver district court in Moscow on August 9 found Andrei Kosykh guilty of causing bodily harm to two law enforcement officers and sentenced him the same day. Anticorruption rallies held in Moscow and about 100 other cities across Russia on March 26 were among the largest protests against President Vladimir Putin's government since a wave of demonstrations in 2011-12. Many were held without government permission.


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